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About: J Stewart and Terravest

Terravest Custom Homes, LLC under the direction of J. Stewart….. your best connection for your next construction project! Committed to providing individuals and families a better place to live and enjoy life.

Terravest has funded and helped create several companies in the Lawrence area specializing in development, engineering, drywall, landscaping & lawn services, painting, plumbing and project management. The main focus however, remains on custom home construction and remodeling,

Terravest has developed and built subdivisions both inside and outside the City of Lawrence, Kansas with many of its projects being theme driven. Terravest has met the challenges of creativity with Craftsman Bungalows, Prairie/Frank Lloyd Wright Styled Homes and Southwest Influenced Home Styles. Creations include small cottages to large homes with personal movie theaters, hidden rooms, dumb waiters and waterfalls. The most recent project being Cotswold styled architecture within the prestigious Fritzel/Stewart development of Fall Creek Farms.

Terravest Custom Homes, LLC is fully insured and licensed within the City of Lawrence and has been a long term member of the Lawrence Home Builders’ Association with memberships and reviews by Service Magic Pros, Home Advisor and Angie’s List.

Terravest leadership is guided by J. Stewart who has a passion for community involvement and projects related to the local construction industry. He has served on several local community service boards throughout the growth of the Lawrence area for more than twenty years. With our Nation’s past and continuing economic difficulties Terravest has kept a pulse on the direction of growth in Lawrence, Kansas and Douglas County area. J. Stewart has served on the board of Douglas County Development Inc. since its creation by the Lawrence Business Community and in relation to this board he acts as the Chairperson for the Board of Trustees of the city/county sponsored East Hills Business Park. He has served as a board member on a local bank and for 12 years as a Chairman and board member of the Douglas County Board of Zoning Appeals. He has also served on the advisory board of the Douglas County Community Corrections and led the efforts for fund raising and construction of an addition to the Club House for the Fraternal Order of Police.

Terravest and J. Stewart would welcome the opportunity to speak with you if there is a building project in your future.


Fall Creek Farms

Terravest Custom Homes has reserved 26 lots in the Fall Creek Farms Neighborhood for our latest project. The homes will be designed similar to the old Cotswald Homes of Europe. There are more restrictive protective covenants in Fall Creek Farms than any other development in Lawrence, Kansas offering the greatest protection of your investment. Take a drive if possible through Fall Creek to see our current project. The first homes built offer single level living and oversized doorways for those needing assistance within the home as well as covered porches with outside fireplaces. There are heated garages and even pet doors on the outside which give the pets access into cabinets with custom screened doors within the house without granting access to the entire home. The attic spaces have been covered with decking and oversized attic accesses to store seasonal and additional items for the home owners.


This is our subdivision of American Craftsman Bungalow style homes which featured raised front porches with and rear garages and alleyways. This subdivision has become Lawrence fastest resale subdivision in Lawrence. Many city planning offices from various Kansas City Suburbs have come to Lawrence to study and follow the development of this subdivision. The development offered no thru streets to prevent drive thru traffic from neighboring subdivisions which has received praise from Kansas law enforcement. The lack of drive thru traffic has resulted in lower crime rates in similar developed projects. This project was designed during the same time period as Walt Disney’s Celebration Development. Some homes received special classifications that allowed them to also house secondary (mothers-in-laws) on the same lots with a main residence.

Oakridge Estates

This rural subdivision received support of NO GROWTH advocates when J. Stewart debated and won approval for public access private roads which helped save many mature oak trees from destruction that would have occurred, if the development would have been required to provide wider public road easements.

Other Projects

Subdivisions such as Westgate, Spring Hill, Robin’s Addition and Vantyul Drive represent some of the other projects built be Terravest. These projects represent homes built with private movie theaters, barn wood flooring, southwestern interior plaster finishes, hidden rooms accessed through moving book shelves along with dumbwaiters and waterfalls.

Home Styles

Terravest takes great pride in building a variety of styles of homes, including client-requested, custom-built homes as well as those being provided for the "spec" home market. As a company who specializes in building one-of-a-kind homes, it is not uncommon to see a Terravest-built home that reflects a unique and distinctive design theme. Our specialty is building for the scrutinizing buyer who wants something different.
Some of the many styles reflected in Terravest Custom Homes include Southwest-styled interiors, "American Craftsman" Bungalows, "Frank Lloyd Wright/Prairie Style" homes, and our most recent development spotlighting the "Cotswald" style of home in the neighborhood adjacent to Fall Creek Farms in west Lawrence.
While custom homes are our "bread and butter", Terravest has also built "repeated plan/duplicated homes" for outside investment groups, as well as cost-efficient properties for the rental market.

Terravest has also developed of a number of entire neighborhoods, including the Oakridge and Beaver Creek "country homestead" subdivisions, as well as Briarwood, a subdivision of bungalow-styled homes with raised front porches, rear garages and alleyways which has become one of Lawrence’s fastest reselling neighborhoods.

At Terravest, we offer many years of expertise in the custom-home building market. We have the knowledge and experience to provide a home that will stand out from the crowd. We have a long track-record of building some of the finest homes in the Lawrence, Kansas area, and we welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how we can be of service to you, whether your needs are a simple renovation or addition or a magnificent custom home.



Terravest Custom Homes currently has two new homes available for sale. These homes can be seen on hometownlawrence.com. Use MLS#’s 126275 and 126276 to locate and take a virtual tour of each home. These homes are marketed by Russ Lang of Lawrence Real Estate Connections at (785) 865-7489. We also have multiple vacant lots available for construction of new residential homes and research/business lots.


We currently have crews available to build your dream home, and are happy to meet with you for a no-obligation discussion of your vison of what that is. We are available for all sizes of jobs, from total custom builds to room remodel/refreshes. Take advantage of the recovering economy to move yourself and your family into a home you can be proud of for years to come! Call us now at (785) 691-6088!